Synthetic Division Part 4

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In this lesson, Julie Harland demonstrates how to use synthetic division to divide a polynomial by a linear binomial and check your work. She breaks down the steps and coefficients for the quotient and remainder, emphasizing the importance of checking your answer to ensure accuracy. With this technique, you can easily solve division problems with linear factors, but it becomes more complicated with more complex factors. Check out Julie's website for more math videos and tutorials.

Lesson Description:

This video shows how to divide a polynomial by a linear binomial using synthetic division. Checking work is also shown.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you divide a polynomial by a binomial using synthetic division?
  • How do you divide (3x - 2x^3 + 5)/(x + 2) using synthetic division?
  • How do you divide a cubic polynomial by a binomial?
  • How do you set up and solve a synthetic division problem?
  • How do you check your solution to a polynomial division problem?
  • How do you rewrite the terms before starting a polynomial division problem?
  • What do you do if a term is missing in polynomial division?
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    This lesson shows another example problem of dividing a polynomial by a binomial. In this problem, the polynomial is a cubic polynomial. The solution to the problem is checked to be sure the answer is correct. All steps involved in solving and checking the problem are shown and explained.